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PUBLISHED BY THE
SENIOR CLASS OF
We, the Staff of the 1935 KEYSTONE, present this
hook to you, our readers, with somewhat of trepidaf
tion. As pioneers We have had to blaze new trails
for the succeeding classes to trek. lf, at times we
have not succeeded in pulling down mountains, will
you please bear in mind that this is our first jour'
nalistic effort? If we have at least made some of
the rough ways plain for those that will follow us-
then We feel that our sincere efforts have been amply
To him whom the love for Christian Education of
youth has inspired to found the first Norbertine
School in the East, our beloved Archmere, We de'
votedly dedicate the first Year Book in the school's
history. The first senior class of Archmerc is hon'
ored to offer this volume as a tribute of love and
gratitude to the Rt. Rev. Abbot B. H. Pennings,
O. Praem., Abbot of St. Norbert Abbey.
REV. MICHAEL J. MCKEOUGH, O. Praem., Headmaster
A.B. St. Norbert College 1914
A.M.'Catl1olic University of America 1919
Ph.D. Ibid 1926
Captain, Chaplains' Reserve Co-fps attached to 621st C.A.C
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REV. D. F. HLIRLIZY, O. Primm., AB. . .
REV M. j. MCKEOUQLH, O. Pmcm., Ph.D. .
Miz. J. C. FLECK, AB ...... .
REV. H. E. Mc1Dmx:N15LL, O. Prucm., A.B. .
MR. F. X. G,xLL.Axc1HER, AB. . . . .
REV. C. H. MIRUN, O. Pracm., AB. . .
REV R. A. Skomwvsmg O. Prncm., MA. .
MR. J. J. CoNNi3LL, MA. .
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JOHN C. ALDERDICE
4822 Windsor Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.
A good student and a good athlete along with his
ability to make friends will keep john's name in
the memory of all who knew him. Football proved
to be his favorite sport. The spectators at our games
will long remember him as a big, powerful and ex'
ceptionally fast end. A short summary of his traits
would be student, gentleman and athlete parfexcel-
lence. The senior class wish him the best of luck in
all his future activities.
Transferred from West Catholic High School.
Football '35, Basketball '35, Baseball '35, Tennis
'35, Golf '35, KEYSTONE Secretary.
JAMES H. CLEARY
5000 Hazel Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.
Nothing that one could say in praise of Jim could
do him justice. As a student, he saw to it that his
name stayed on the Honor Roll. As an athlete, he
will be remembered as a "hghter." As a friend no
student could claim a more loyal one. To him goes
the lion's share of credit for the linancial success of
this first KEYSTONE. The best of luck to you, Jim.
Football '34, Basketball '34, '35, Baseball '34, '35,
Boxing '35, Bowling '35, Tennis '34, '35, Golf '34,
KEYSTONE Managing Editor '35, Dance Committee
J. FERDINAND CONVERY
834 West State Street, Trenton, N. J.
It is quite impossible to write in such short space
the countless abilities of this lad, Probably the most
outstanding characteristics of Ferd is his neatness of
appearance and choice of wearing apparel and pipe
smoking. He has been a great asset to the senior
class. Ferd is indeed a student and a gentleman and
will succeed in anything he attempts.
Basketball Manager '34, '35, Golf Team '34, '35g
Dvamarics '34, Debating '34, KEYsToNE Aft Editor
'35, Tennis '35,
725 South Center Street, Orange, N. J.
jim came here last fall and soon Won himself a
place in the hearts of his fellow classmates. He is
always obliging and even tempered, showing good
sportsmanship in his pursuit of athletics. Because
of his scholastic attainments we hope and trust his
college career at Yale will be a successful one.
Football '34g Baseball '35, Golf '35, 'Tennis '35g
Bowling '35g .Dmmatics '35, Debating '35,
608 East Fifth Street, YVilmington, Del.
Fitz is a boy of whom Archmere can boast. His
dominating personality attracts all those with whom
he is associated. His eagerness to study and readif
ness to help others are traits by which he long will
be remembered. It is our sincere opinion that what-
ever Fitz undertakes in future life will vindicate
what is here said of him.
Football '32, '33, '34, Debating '34, C. S. M. C.
'33, '34, Dvamatics '33, Bowling '35.
513 Kerlin Street, Chester, Pa.
Though comparatively small in number the senior
class in no way lacks quality. Joe, in his inimitable
way, contributed greatly to the success of the class.
His consistent congeniality is incomparable. In his
graduation, Archmere will lose a good student, a fine
athlete and a perfect gentleman. Our good wishes
follow you, joe, wherever you may be.
Football '32, '33, '34, Baseball '32, '33, '34, Bowl'
ing '33, Dramatics '33, Golf '33, '34, Debating '34,
2201 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Del.
Jack in his quiet manner is a seriousfminded stu-
dent. Aside from frequent inability to meet the
hours of the senior class, he is held in high esteem
by his fellow classmates. In generosity he is excelled
by few. This and his many other good qualities
make him a likeable fellow.
Football '33, '34g Debating '34.
1706 Walnut Street, Chester, Pa.
jack is the boy who came from St. Robert's and
put that extra energy and fight into our teams that
carried them on to victory. But jack is not only an
athlete, he is one of the very best students of the
school. He has personality plus and has created a
friendship with every student. He deserves the best
life has to offer, and we know that he will take
advantage of it.
Football '34g Basketball '35g 'Tennis '35g Debating
JOHN MANNING I
4702 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.
John, who rates high among our star athletes, is
one of the most likeable fellows in the school and
has proven himself to be one of Archmere's best
students. John is a chap who will never be forgot'
ten by upper and lower classmen alike for his good
fellowship and willingness to help one in need.
These are only a few of the traits, which flourishing
persistently in him, have captured the friendship and
respect of every student. May the best of luck be
Transferred from West Catholic High School.
Foorballg Basketballg KEYSTONE Sports Editovg
Baseballg Bowlingg Tennisg Tvackg Golf.
R. F. D. No. 3, Wilmington, Del.
Frank came here the first year and soon became
known for his quick wit and humor. He is music'
ally inclined and plays the piano very well. As for
his scholastic attainments he shows a very good
record. We as fellow classmates wish Frank the
success and happiness that goes with later life.
Football '34, '35, Baseball '33, Bowling '33,
Debating 'Z-4g KEYSTONE Stajj' '35, Dvamatics '33,
R. F. D. No. 1, Wilmington, Del.
It is unnecessary to say that Jack is a jovial lad.
He has a good head on his shoulders but is not
inclined to use it any too often. Even in the most
serious situation, jacks personality and good nature
usually bring him out on top. Archmere will always
be proud to claim him as one of its Hrst graduates.
Football '33, '34g Baseball '33, Basketball '35g
77 Winfield Avenue, Jersey City, N. J.
In the short time that Dick was with us he proved
to be the most popular fellow in the school. His
athletic ability was supreme. He was the greatest
backfield man that this school ever knew and it is
our opinion that he can never be replaced. Because
he was never too busy to help the little fellows, the
underclassmen will long remember him. Words can'
not accurately describe the impression Dick leaves on
his classmates. His most unfortunate illness cut
short his stay at Archmere, but it is hoped that he
will soon recover and be able to take his place among
the immortals of the gridiron.
Transferred from Dickinson High School, jersey
Football Captain '35, Tl-tird Order of St. Norbert,
1305 Maple Street, Wilmington, Del.
Frank is undoubtedly the proverbial perfect gene
tleman. Although most of the time he is quiet, he
often lends a tang of humor to the class. Frank
always did more than his share to uphold the athletic
tradition of Archmere. Besides being a conservative
dresser, he has a pleasing personality and genial
manners to go with it.
Football '33, '34, '35, Debating '34, Dramatics,
1117 Windsor Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.
A most sincere student and gentleman are the
traits by which John is known. His interest in the
school was without equal. As an athlete John was
among the best. He showed his ability in baseball
and basketball and proved to be an important factor
in the success of both teams. The fact that he was
willing to help out at any time made him a most
popular fellow. The class of '35 sincerely hope to
see John receive the success due to him. We wish
him luck in all his future activities.
Dvamatics '34, '35, Baseball '34, Basketball '34,
'3 5, Choir '34, '35, Sec1eta1yf'l"1easu1e'r Senior Class.
29 South Sycamore Avenue, Wilmington, Del.
An earnest student, a good athlete and a gentle'
man. These are the three traits by which Philip is
known. He came to us from Wilmington High and
made possible many victories in both basketball and
baseball. Philip's willingness to help, created friendf
ships that will long be remembered and cherished.
We wish you the best of luck in any enterprise you
attempt, Phil. A
Basketball '35g Baseball '35g Debating '35, Choir
Archmere Preparatory School, Claymont, Del.
Billie, wherever he goes shall always be rememf
bered for his sincere generosity and industriousness.
In the face of odds which many others would have
found insurmountable, he has finally reached an im'
portant step towards his cherished goal. The whole
senior class heartily wish him unconined success and
happiness in his High Calling.
Baseball '33g Basketball '33, '34,
Last fall George came from Media High School
to brush up on certain subjects as a Post Graduate.
He is by nature a very quiet fellow. Entering into
every activity with enthusiasm, George made him'
self popular and well liked among the students of
Football '35, Baseball '35.
137 South Fairview Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.
'SA little nonsense now and then is relished by the
best of men." This certainly must have been Joe's
motto. Although he never believed in overtaxing his
mental capacity when in earnest he was one of the
most alert students in the class. We feel sure that
Joe's jovial personality and ready wit will win him
a high place in the hearts of his associates and aid
him in his life's career.
Football '32, '33, '34, Basketball '34g Dramatics
'33, '34g Choir '33, '34, '35.
411 Beddes Street, Wilmington, Del.
Early this fall Russ came to us from Wilmington.
During his stay at Archmere he made a name for
himself in studies and athletics. He is a quick and
keen student and in the future this will be a great
asset to him. One so richly endowed should attain
to great heights in any future endeavor.
Football 34g Baseball '35.
Aguebogue, N. Y.
As a gentleman, scholar and athlete Bruno will
long be remembered by his classmates. His many
acts of kindness to his fellow students earned for
him that coveted title of gentleman. In class his
hard work acquired enviable marks for him. His
prowess as an athlete is undisputed. On the grid'
iron, basketball court and baseball diamond he gave
It is our sincere wish that in future life this most
illustrious son of Archmere will meet with every
President of Senior Classg Third Order of St.
Norbert '35g Football '34g Basketball '34g Baseball
Seated: V. Maguire, P. Taggart, Treasurer: T. Sullivan, VicefPresident: Father Hurley, Class
Advisor: T. Dewey, President: Robert Kelly, Secretaryg Neal McLaughlin, Lawler.
Standing: T. Davis, S. Slichter, N. Rongione, T. Donnelly, Kane, G. Garey, W. Navin, P. Pew,
NV. Hanley, T. D'Unofrio, Feldman, lVIcSweeney.
HE CLASS OF '36, the present Fifth Form, is in the real sense of the word, the
Charter Class of Archmere, since it will have been the first to complete the
original four years of high school course. In the Freshman year there were
fifteen of us, now there are over twenty, although of these only ten are left of the
first group. Considering its size, much has been accomplished by this body, and a
remarkable spirit of cofoperation prevails.
After nnally settling down to the realization of the exalted position we held as
Juniors, we began to show signs of great activity. We gave the school much good
material in football, basketball, and baseball. From our midst came the golf champion
and the first two winners of the bowling tournament. Plays, debates, and kindred
activities found willing talent among our members. Following the example set by the
Hrst Juniors, we ordered our class rings this year and received them in time for
Plans have been discussed since before Christmas for the first graduation ceref
monies to be held at Archmere. Instead of giving a dance the night of graduation to
bid goodfbye to the Seniors, it was decided, with the wishes of the graduating class
taken into consideration, to hold the Junior Prom soon after Easter and to give the
Seniors their last official breakfast at Archmere on Commencement Day.
Seated: V. DeBerardinis, D. Quinlan, Shea, P. Callahan.
Standing: Cv. Curtin, Haley, M. Coggans. F. Boyle, Mikcsell, Fr. lVIcKeough, Class Advisor
L. Bowers, E. -lurkowski, Collins, G. Brosiner.
just two years is the classs age
Vvlifll whose merits we fill this page,
And if we add but one year more
'Twoulcl be called the junior,
But if from it a year was taen,
The Freshman Class would be its name.
So as youafe probably figured out
'Tis the Sophomores we write about.
N SEPTEMBER OF 1933, the sixteen members of Archmere's new freshman Class
met for the first time. As time passed, they formed many friendships angl became
more accustomed to their new surrroundings. Eoothall season came, and these
young Archmerians rut six men on the squad. Continuing this line school spirit into
haskethall, four of them won places among those representing Archmere for the first
time on the court. In the spring six of these Freshmen responded enthusiastically to
the call of the diamond.
Thus having shown that the "hrawn" of the class more than held its share in the
field of sports, we now turn to see what the 'lhrainsv have accomplished. Looking hack
over the honor rolls of the whole year, we find that on an average at least three
memlwers of this class of '37 have attained honor roll marks every fortnight. Therefore
at the conclusion of their Freshman Term these hoys may well I-ride themselves as they
look hack on their many achievements.
With slight changes this small group came hac': to Archmere the next term to
hcgin its Sorhomore Year. This time, however, Archmere was an old acquaintance to
them and little time was needed for hzcorning familiar with it once more.
Soon the class was organized with Er. Mclieough as Advisor, and oflieers were
selected as follows: james Shea, President: David Quinlan, Vicefpresidentg Paul
Callahan, Secretary: and Victor DeBerardinis, Treasurer.
Seated: I. McSweeney, E. Churchrnan, I. Lynch, B. Meyer, I. McCormick, R. Fogg, J. McLaughlin,
J. Ryan, A. jurich.
Standing: Houser, W. Kane, D. McEwan, C. Darrah, Fr. Sromovsky, Class Advisor: VJhelan,
A. White, M. C'Connor.
HE FRESHMAN CLASS, although it is composed of only eighteen members,
has become an integral and inseparable part of Arehmere. The class of '38
has eofoperated in every possible way with the upper classmen in any under'
taking which they have sponsored.
With Fr. Sromovsky as Class Advisor, the Freshmen built up a strong class organif
nation which successfully carried out the plans they had made in the early part of
The Class was well represented in sports and there were always several Freshmen
on the Honor Roll. As a whole the Class is well qualiiied to take its place at Archmere
next year and make room for new Freshmen.
W. Blest, J. Milligan, G. Harmon, F. Baker, S. O'Brien, E. MacWhite. Absent P Keehan
FIRST AND SECOND FORMS
HE CLASS OF JUNE, 1939, greets you.
Une of the most interesting boys of the class is Eoin MacWhite, son of the Irish
Minister to the United States. He is, perhaps, the youngest boy in the school,
and though small in stature, shows up as a giant in his interest in General Science
Now, we come to a. young man, who has "earned his spurs" not only as a good
student, where he has excelled in Latin and English, but, also, in the held of honor
where sports are played. He is scheduled to do things in a "big way." This boy is
The most robust member of this class hails from Salisbury, Maryland. Because of
his sunny disposition, his friends are numerous. He has an alert mind, for it seems
that he just glides through his subjects. Guy Harmon, our friend, and jolly good fellow,
has been interested in baseball, stamps, and animal life.
The lighter moments of our class have been furnished by Jerome Milligan. His
original and witty expressions show a keen and observing mind. His excellent records
have been an inspiration to the whole class. He is a resident student, and very popular
with his roommates. He is above the average in Latin and Arithmetic.
Bill Blest, probably the tallest member of the class, is endowed with a great
ability to make friends. His interest in geography, languages, and baseball is remark-
able. We believe that with a small amount of effort, he will lead his class in the coming
A stalwart young man is Stanton C'Brien, who comes from the Bayard School in
Wilniiiigtciii. This young man has always been active in Latin. His hobby is art.
He is popular with both the students and the faculty.
Paul Keehan, it was who wrote all these nice things about his classmates. VVe
regret that because of a short illness he was not here when the class pictures were
taken. With his Winsome smile, natural ability and industry, Paul is one of the most
promising students in the lower school.
Front Row: W. REILLY, Typist
FATHER MIRON, Advisor
J. CLEARY, Managing Editor
Back Row: P. REED, Advertising
J. REBMANN, Circulation Manager
J. HEALY, Editorfinfflhief
J. ALDERDICE, Advertising
J. CONWi-XY, Organization
F. MILANO, Advertising
J. MANNING, Athletes
J. KERNS, Advertising
GREEN ARCH STAFF
H HE GREEN ARCH," the school's appropriately named newspaper, is puln-
lished hifweekly. With an excellent record for the past three years it is
destined to occupy an enviahle position among the publications of secondary
schools. Though small in volume, the paper hoasts of a circulation of about one
hundred. The students as well as the faculty appreciate the ine results produced hy
its staff and feel conlident that The Green Arch will even surpass this fine record in
Seated: R. Kelly, Diary Editor, P. Taggart, Editorg G. Carey, Reporter.
Standing: J. Shea, Reportcrg M. Coggans, Circulation Managcrg V. Maguire, Sports
Editorg W. Navin, Humor Editor, J. Feldman, Associate Editorg J. Collins,
Reporter. Ahsent, Father IvIcDonnell, Advisor.
V . A ig 11-1. A . A
HE DEBATE CLUB was formed in Qctoher of the current year. Members
of the Fifth and Sixth Forms and the postfgraduates are eligihle. This cluh is
not only one of pleasure hut also one of scholastic benefits, affording one'
half credit to those memhers complying with its specincations, The most important
purpose of the groups activities is to develop accuracy and facility in speech, To
further this end the formal dehatc is employed in which all the memhers engage.
Thus far the activities have been confined to competitive dehates within the
groupg however, it is anticipated that the cluh will engage in the near future in inter'
scholastic forensic contests.
Mr. F. X. Gallagher, Instructor.
AI. Kane, N, Rongionc. Feldman, G. Carey, P. Taggart, R. Wlieeler, W. Heiken
LJ 4.2.5 - -
THIRD ORDER CDF ST. NORBERTI'
HE THIRD CRDER OF ST. NORBERT was founded in the year 1124 by
St. Norhert. It is therefore one hundred years older than those renowned orders
of St. Dominic and St. Francis. Its purpose is hest explained by quoting
Cardinal Gasquet, noted Benedictine historian. He wrote: "It is worth remarking that
the Canons of Premontre were the first to conceive the idea afterwards so largely
developed hy the mendicants of the thirteenth century of uniting to them by formal
aggregation laymen and women in what was known as the Third Order. These assof
ciate brethren though not hound hy the strict obligation of the religious life, still, while
engaged in their ordinary secular life, followed a mitigated service somewhat akin to
that of the Canons themselves."
A branch of the Third Crder was established at Archmere on the feast of its
founder, June 6, 1933, on which day a reception for the new members of this Order
was held in the school chapel. Father M. A. Steinmetz, O. Pracm., was its first
spiritual director. After his departure, Father McKeough succeeded him. On
December S, 1934, a second reception and profession was held and the membership
increased from ten to twentyftwo.
Sealed: E. Churchman, I. Healy, Circator: R. Kelly, Secretary: Feldman, Prior: Vv'alker, Sub'
Prior: Collins, N. 1V1eLaughlin, R. O'Reilly.
Standing: F. Boyle, Mikesell, G. Curtin, Lynch, L. Wtijcieclioski, V. Nlaguire, B. Zaloga,
I. Vvfhelan, J. C'Connell, C. Darrah, T. Donnelly, T. D'Onofrio, P. Taggart, G. Carey.
HE CHOIR, since the opening of the school, has contributed no little part to
the activities at Archmere. Under the able direction of Mr. Gallagher for the
first two years, and that of Fr. Sromovsky since last September, the choir has
developed into an organization worthy of the school which it represents.
The choir sang at the High Mass in honor of the Holy Ghost, celebrated on the
opening of school, the Mass on December the eighth, the patronal feast of the Immacuf
late Conception, and the Mass on june the sixth in celebration of the feast of St.
Norbert. Cn October 12, 1932, the choir took part in the Solemn Dedication of
Archmere. On this occasion it was assisted by john Thoms, Jr., concert organist and
musical director of the Philadelphia Savoy Company. On the feast of Corpus Christi,
the choir was heard over the school grounds by means of an amplifying system. The
hymns sung from the chapel were heard throughout the procession and at the three
altars where Bencdiction of the Most Blessed Sacrament was given.
Father Sromovsky, Director.
Mr. F. X. Gallagher, Accompanist: Father Miron, Znd Tenor: G. Curtin, Bass Mr I C Fleck
lst Tenorg M. Coggans, Znd Tenor, Walker, lst Tenor: Rebmann Bass R Kelly
Z nd Tenor.
HE DRAMATIC SCCIETY has enjoyed great popularity and success since its
first performance following the opening of school. Under the ahle direction,
first of Mr. Fleck and later of Mr. Gallagher, it has contributed no small portion
to the entertainment program of the school.
Through the splendid cofoperation of everyone involved, the Society presented
during its first year several onefact plays, including "The Rising of the Moon" by Lady
Gregory, and "The Valiant" by Holworthy Hall and Robert Middlemas. The next
year witnessed the Christmas play "VVhy the Chimes Rang," and the American comedy
in three acts "The ShowfOff" hy George Kelly. The last year the Society presented
very appropriately during Holy Week "Scenes from the Passion of Our Lord Jesus
Christ" adapted and directed hy Mr. Gallagher.
Mrs, Houser, Mrs. E. Feldman, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. F. Carey, Mrs. O'Gonnell, Mrs.
R. Boyle, Mrs, A. Reed. Mrs. H. Mikesell, Mrs. A. Rehmann, Miss A, D'Onofrio, Mrs.
-I. Haley, Mrs. Dewey. Mrs, G. Cleary, Mrs. Vdheeler, Mrs. Keehan, Mrs. P. Healey,
Mrs. W. Navin.
Ojjicers of the
Ist year President
nd year President,
3rd year President,
HE GUILD MEMBERS are sulwject
Mrs. Frank Garey
Mrs. James Dewey
Treasurer, Miss Antoinette D'Onofrio
Ivlrs. James I-Iouser
Treasurer, Miss Antoinette D'Onofrio
to no dues and it is essentially an informal
cluh. The Mothers' Guild, an organization composed of the mothers of Arch'
mere students, was organized shortly after the opening of the school. It is
steadily increasing as time goes on and is a
great henelit to all concerned at Archmere.
Its primary purpose is to hetter the school in every way that it is ahle. During
its initial year the Guild donated a picture of the Immaculate Conception which now
adorns the chapel. It also gave a complete set of vestments and many other smaller
gifts for the chapel. The next year the chapel received from the same generous hody
a heautiful set of candlesticksg live dozen
card tahles and twelve dozen chairs were
donated to the school. A coin wletc movin f victure sound e ui ument a new sanctuar '
lamp and a new hronze cross for the chapel were donated hy that tireless organization
of interested mothers, whose efforts in the schoolls lwehalf will not soon he forgotten
hy the students and faculty of Archmere.
We of Archmere collectively and as individuals, faculty and students alike. express
our deep and sincere appreciation to these line ladies who comprise our Mothers' Guild.
ARCHMERE AN ABBEY SCHOOL
RCHMERE is a boarding and day school for the preparatory
training of boys under the guidance of the Premonstratensian
Fathers of Immaculate Conception Priory in Claymont, Delaf
ware. Its system is in accordance with the best American Catholic tradif
tions. The faculty is composed of men who have dedicated their lives
to the welfare of youth. These men have been trained in the educational
traditions of the Church and in modern pedagogical methods. To them
education means co-operation in human development which includes the
physical, moral and mental growth of the boy. They believe that this
process is going on outside of the classroom as well as in it. Therefore,
the acquisition of right habits of conduct, of courtesy, manliness and
solid piety is considered as important as the accumulation of knowledge.
By means of environment, example, direction, and opportunities for self-
expression, Archmere helps boys to make men of themselves.
Archmere is located on the Philadelphia Pike, seven miles north of
Wilmington, twentyfone miles south of Philadelphia. It can be reached
by motorbus, street-car or railroad from Philadelphia or Wilmington.
Situated in a spot rich in historical lore, with territorial associations reach'
ing back to the early Indians and to Swedish, Dutch and English colon'
ists, the site is an ideal one for a boys' school.
The property consists of thirty acres overlooking the Delaware
River in the rear and facing the Philadelphia Pike with a walled front'
age of 1000 feet broken only by the two iron gates which open on the
driveway leading to the main building. Beautiful trees and shrubbery
surround the imposing structure which houses the first Norbertine school
in the East. The main building was originally built as a home for
Mr. John J. Raskob. It is a spacious structure of marble and stone con-
taining small dormitories, sleeping porches, an inhrmary, recreation
rooms, bowling alleys, classrooms and study halls. One of the most
remarkable features of the building is the patio, with its disappearing
2025 square feet of glass skylight. This building also contains the
library, splendidly designed and equipped, excellently lighted, with 280
linear feet of shelving. In it also is the school chapel, notable for its
great WeltefMignon pipe organ. The building is heated from a central
heating plant, each room having thermostatic control.
In the building, originally designed as a garage, there are a well-
equipped laboratory and shops.
There is a stately dignity and solidity about Archmere which hare
monizes well with the scholastic atmosphere which the school maintains.
Its chief architectural beauty is its classic simplicity.
The sturdy solidity of the spacious stone and marble building, its
window set in bronze, and its grilled ironwork are fitted for the best in
modern education establishments, so that it can be justly termed architecf
turally and aesthetically perfect.
In addition to the athletics necessary to provide for the training of
the students in the usual preparatoryfschool sports, Archmere maintains
a private ninefhole golf course.
Archmere, as a Premonstratension abbey school, is in direct historic
succession with a long line of European schools that stretches back be'
yond the "Thirteenth, Greatest of Centuries." Its faculty is under the
supervision of the Order of Canons Regular of Premontre. The Order
was founded at Premontre, France, by St. Norbert in 1120 and from its
inception, its members, true to its motto - "Prepared for All Good
Work" - have been virtually interested in the basic task of preparing
Catholic youth for Catholic manhood. The Premonstratensians are
canons, that is to say, priests living a canonical life. This is based on a
thoroughly monastic training in which love of prayer and study becomes
almost second nature. It is only after this course of training has been
completed that the Norbentine Canon begins his career as pastor or
teacher, competently trained to realize and contribute to the spiritual
needs of society.
The order made its first permanent foundation in America at St.
Norbert Abbey, West De Pere, Wisconsin, where the Fathers conduct
St. Norbert College. This college is fully accredited to the University of
Wisconsin and is a member of the National Catholic Education Associaf
tion. A substantial proportion of its alumni are recognized leaders of
the professional and commercial classes in northeastern Wisconsin.
It is from St. Norbert Abbey that the Fathers of the Immaculate
Conception Priory have come to Delaware to carry on at Archmere the
educational work begun there.
'Top Row Standing: P. Callahan, Mikesell, Meyers, Maguire and Sullivan, Managers Lynch, Boyle,
Next Row Standing: Father McDonnell, Athletic Director, Wheeler, Healy, E. Callahan, Conway,
Fit:Simmons, Walker, O'Reilly, Alderdice, Manning, Slichter, I. I. Connell, Coach.
Kneeling: Cleary, Pufahl, Henry, Keaveny, J. Kane, Halloran, Theodore, Kearns, Dewey.
URING the lirst two years Archmere met with only a small measure of success
in football due to the lack of experience and material. Student body and
faculty looked forward to the season of 1934, hoping to see Archmere in the
An increased enrollment gave the school the material necessary to bring about a
bigger and better team. The first day of practice found Mr. Connell in position as
head coach, also many new candidates along with the veterans of the first two years.
After weeks of practice the season was officially opened. This year proved to be
the most successful in Archmere's history. Our record was two ties, one loss, and five
wins. This was indeed an achievement for a little school and a record of which to be
At the annual football banquet Dick O'Reilly, the brilliant quarterback of the
1934 team, was elected honorary captain. The following members of the team were
presented with letters for their loyalty and service: Captain Dick O'Reilly, jim Cleary,
Bruno Zaloga, George Theodore, John Alderdice, Joe Walker, Russell Wheeler, Joe
Kane, jim Conway, Frank Pufahl, Jack Kerns, joe Healy, Joseph Mikesell, Tom Fitz'
simmons, jack Keaveny, John Manning, and our two capable managers-Tom Sullivan
and Vincent Maguire.
DuPont High ....... O O
S. E. Catholic ....... 13 0
Springfield ..... 7 7
Tower Hill ..... 15 ,2
St. Robert ................ 0 14
St. Andrew ................. 18 12
Wilmington Friends .... 38 6
New Castle High ....... ...... 1 2 O
Standing: Mr. I. J. Connell, Coach, j. Rebmann, I. McSweeney, Rev. H. E. McDonnell, Athletic
Director, J. Cleary, W. Reilly.
Seated: P. Reed, J. Kerns, B. Zaloga, I. Manning, I. Alderdice.
ASKETBALL proved to be one of the most successful sports at Archmere in the
Hrst two years. As in football it was hoped that the 1934 team would be better
than those before it. The time arrived and Mr. Connell issued a call for
candidates. The turnout proved gratifying and practice was soon under way.
The Hrst game found Archmere on the short end of a 3Of26 score: the victor being
St. Josephs Prep of Philadelphia. As the season progressed victories were our's. Two
games were won from Rehobeth. This was followed by a defeat at the hands of our
rival, St. Roberts Claymont, Tower Hill, and Malvern Prep handed us trouncings
one after the other.
Archmere reversed the previous defeat of St. Robert's by a 25f17 score. This
proved to be an incentive to the team which resulted in victories over Friends, Newman
Prep, Tower Hill, and Church Farm School. Malvern Prep again defeated us for the
second' time of the year.
Entering the Brown Prep Tournament, Archmere created an upset, according to
the newspapers, by defeating Pierce School. In the finals we lost to Triangle A. C.
This gave us the runnerfup position in the tournament and the trophy that goes
Thus the basketball season was oflicially closed and the following received the
school monogram: Bruno Zaloga, john Manning, john Alderdice, Jack Kerns, Philip
Reed, John Rebmann, Joe McSweeney, Jim Cleary, Bill Reilly and our eflicient
managers, Jack Lawler and Ferd Convery, jr.
Archmere Opponents Avchmere Opponents
St. Joseph's ..
Rehobeth ........ ...
Rehobeth ........ ...
St. Robert's .......
Claymont ...... ..
Tower Hill ....... ..
St. Roberts ..
Tower Hill ....
Triangle A. C.
HE favorite indoor sport of the students at Archmere is howling. This popular
pastime resulted in keen rivalry among the boys. Teams were organized and
prizes were awarded to the winning teams. Last year the interest increased
when it was announced that the donor of the golf trophy, Mr. Albert A. Teeter,
presented the school with similar trophies for howling.
The annual tournament was won hy Neal McLaughlin with a score of 448 for
three games. The runnerfup was Jack Feldman who had a score of 397. Third place
went to Russell Wheeler whose score was 388. Trophies were awarded to these hoys
hut they do not hecome theirs until they have won them two years in succession.
We offer our congratulations to these winners and wish them success in future
competition. From the results shown in this tournament it looks as though Archmere
will he able to handle outside competition successfully.
O the players of golf, Archmere offers a small hut difficult 9fhole course. In the
past year golf received many new players. These future champions of this world
famous sport were on the links every day practicing and improving their game.
The interest in golf was stimulated to even a higher degree by the announcement
that a trophy to he known as the "Albert J. Teeter Golf Trophy" would be awarded
to the winner. Every student who could even play a fair game of golf was out to win
this handsome prize.
Among the contestants was Billy Hanley, who by his skillful playing won the first
tournament and temporary possession of the trophy. Would he he ahle against keener
competition to win the following year? He did win the tournament the next year and
also permanent possession of the trophy. To this future champion we offer our conf
gratulations and in the years to come hope to see him in the front ranks of the game.
G. Theodore, B. Meyer, L. O'Connor, W. Haley, I. O'Connell, N. Rongione,
Gene Rose, Instructor.
N 1935 boxing was added to the list of athletic activities at Archmere. Many
Students took advantage of the opportunity to increase their knowledge of self'
defense. After many weeks of training under the guidance of the instructor
the boys were ready for their first match. These bouts were held in the patio and
proved to be interesting to the contestants and spectators alike.
The year 1934 brought an increased enthusiasm in this line of sport. With a
knowledge of the previous year they entered the work with a desire to perfect them'
selves to even a higher dgree. Quite a few of these boys have promise of greater things
in this field of endeavor. It is hoped that they will be the nucleus for a representative
team of the school. We look to see this team in action next fall and sincerely hope
that they will keep the Green and White in the front ranks of interscholastic boxing.
Top Row: Fr. McDonnell, 1. Healy, P. Reed, Kelly, Manager, B. Meyers, B. Zaloga,
T. Donnelly, Connell, Coach.
Bottom Row: I. Alderdice, I. Cleary, I. Conway, R. Wheeler, J. Kane, T. Davis.
HE BASEBALL TEAMS representing the school in the past two years, have
made out remarkably well. This year there were many new aspirants to the
team. The majority of these boys have more than average ability. It is hoped
that this season will provide a successful team. The schedule for this year has many
new opponents and victory over them is our aim. Among the players there are:
three pitchers, two catchers, a well rounded out inheld and an exceptionally fast and
accurate outfield. They have the ability for a winning team and the rest lies in their
Due to the early publication of this, our first annual, it is impossible to give inforf
mation in a more detailed form as to the outcome of this, which we hope will be our
most successful season. '
OUR FIRST GRADUATES
RCHMERE ROLL OF HONOR
HESE are the names of the friends of Archmere who by their gifts or service have
contributed much to the wellfbeing of the school:
Most Rev, E. J. FitzMaurice, D.D.
Rev. L. A. Deering
Rt. Rev. Msgr. john J. Dougherty
Rev. F. X. Fitzpatrick
Rev. F. M. Fox
Rev. Andrew White
Archmere Mothers' Guild
Paula H. Balano
Charles F. Curley
james F. Dewey
Frank L. Garey
Dr. James Kerrigan,
Mr. William F. Kline
Mr. Hugh McCaffrey and Family
Mr. john F. Mullins
Mr. Thomas F. Mulrooney
Dr. W. P. O'Ready, M.D.
Mr. Thomas B. O'Toole
Mr. John J. Raskoh
Mr. William F. Raskoh
Mr. Albert A. Teeter
Mrs. Ethel C. Watts
Mrs. Catherine Alderdiee
Mr. Leon A. Brosmer
Mrs. Catherine Cleary
Mrs. J. Ferd Convery
Mr. and Mrs. XV. F. Conway
Dr. C. H. Darrah, D.D.S.
Mr. and Mrs. james F. Dewey
lX4r. and Mrs. E. Feldman
Mr. and Mrs. R. Fogg
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Carey
Rev. E. L. Catens
Mr. and Mrs. U. Harmon
Mr. and Mrs. Haley
Mr. and Mrs. P. Healy
Dr. Keogh, D.D S.
Dr. Kerrigan, MD.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Kerns
Mrs. P. ll. Lawler
Miss Mary Larkin
Mrs. Nellie Milano
His Excellency and Mrs. M. MaeWhite
Mr. and Mrs. H. McLaughlin
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. McLaughlin
Mrs. E. L. Pew
Mrs. S. F. Quinlan
Mr. John J. Raskoh
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Reed, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Rehmann
Captain and Mrs. T. F. Sullivan
Mrs. julia Shea
Mrs. Paul Taggart
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Teeter
Mr. and Mrs. N. Theodore
Mr. and Mrs. W. j. Walker
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wheeler
Mr. and Mrs. B. Zaloga
SEPTEMBER 14: Opening of school. 19 students enrolled.
Names of students: joseph Aldworth, Jerome Carson, Thomas D'Onofrio, Louis
DeHan, Thomas Dewey, Thomas Donnelly, jack Feldman, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Girard
Garey, Leo Gordon, joseph Healy, Robert Kelly, Neal McLaughlin, Vincent Maguire,
Vkfilliam Navin, john O'Connell, H. Preston Pew, Paul Taggart, Joseph Walker.
The Faculty: The Very Rev. Michael J. McKeough, O. Praem., Ph.D., Headmaster-
Rev. D. F. Hurley, O. Praem., Dean of Studies: Rev. M. A. Steinmetz, O. Praem.
Director of Athletics: Rev. Cyril H. Miron, O. Praem., Dean of Discipline'
Mr. John C. Fleck, Secretary: Mr. Francis X. Gallagher, Music and Dramaticsg Mr
John Oakes, Head Coach.
SEPTEMBER 15: Mr. Oakes issued call for football candidates. Every student
in the school responded except two, Maguire and Garey. The former was made
student manager, the latter became hoth the cheerleader and the cheering section.
SEPTEMBER 25: Founding of The Mothers' Guild. Mrs. Frank Garey elected
OCTOBER 2: The Hrst foothall game was played against St. james School,
Penns Grove, N. We lost, l2fO.
OCTOBER 12: Impressive ceremonies marked the dedication exercises this after'
noon at Archmere. More than 300 persons including priests and nuns of both Wilf
mington and Philadelphia Diocese and many church dignitaries attended.
The exercises opened with a short procession through the corridor to the chapel
led hy students of the school, who served as acolytes, and followed hy the priests and
Bishop FitzMaurice. The Most Rev. Edmund J. FitzMaurice, Bishop of the Catholic
Diocese of Wilmington, presided at the blessing of the school. The Rev. F. X. Fitz'
patrick, pastor of the Holy Rosary Church, Claymont, and the Rev. Brendan O'Calla'
ghan, O. M. Cap , acted as Deacon and Sulwfdeacon, respectively.
Bishop FitzMaurice eulogized the Premonstratensian Fathers for the work they
'LI extend to you in behalf of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington a hearty welcome,
and may St. Norbert, the great apostle of the Blessed Sacrament, through whose inspiraf
tion and symbol you live by, be ever an inspiration to you," he said.
The Rev. J. A. Van Heertum, O. Praem., pastor of St. Willebrord's Church,
Chicago, gave a resume of the history of the Premonstratensian Order.
"Less than forty years ago," he said, "a band of seven missionaries led by our
Rt. Rev. Abbot Pennings, who is now head of the order in the United States, settled
in the little town of De Pere, Wisconsin, and established a school there on the same
spot where the Jesuit Missionaries had settled in the 17th century. After 30 years'
teaching there, we now have more than a hundred of our former students as priests in
our ranks, and in those of our secular clergy, and St. Norbert's College at De Pere ranks
among the best in the country."
Father Van Heertum pledged in behalf of the Norbertine Fathers their hearty
cofoperation to the Bishop and declared the school would work in harmony with the
OCTOBER 30: First Hallowe'en party was held by students under the supervi'
sion of Mr. Gallagher. "An enjoyable time was had by all."
NOVEMBER: Fall activities were coming to a close, as the Thanksgiving vacaf
tion drew near.
DECEMBER 6: A noteworthy reproduction of one of the world's most famous
paintings, "Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception," just completed by Mrs. Paula
H. Balano, of Philadelphia, former president of the Conshohocken Art League and
present instructor of the League Sketch Class, was presented to the school for the
chapel bv the members of the Mothers' Guild.
DECEMBER 8: The feast of the Immaculate Conception wascelebrated. This
day is the patronal feast of the school. High Mass was offered by Fr. McKeough. The
painting of "Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception" was blessed. Breakfast followed.
DECEMBER 22: Classes dismissed for Christmas vacation.
JANUARY 2: Christmas vacation ended and the boys began preparation for
JANUARY 8: The first series of Winter Concerts were inaugurated at Arch'
mere on Sunday at 4 P. M. These concerts were under the auspices of the Archmere
Music Guild and were arranged by Mr. John A. Thoms, Jr. Mr. James A. 'Mont'
gomery, tenor of the Savoy Opera Company, was the first artist. He was accom-
panied at the piano by Mr. Thoms.
MARCH 4: The student body took a trip to Washingtrnii to witness the
inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The crowds did not prevent them from having
a good time.
APRIL: This month brought many new activities with it, the chief one being
baseball. As in the other sports, Mr. Oakes selected a team out of the candidates to
represent the school. During this period many interclass contests were held, and these
were popular with all students.
MAY: Golf and tennis became popular during this month.
MAY 27: Seventyfiive boys took a competitive examination for the Abbot
Pennings Scholarship. It was won by Francis Boyle, of Norwood, Pa.
JUNE 6: This is the feast of St. Norbert. Because of this feast no classes were
held and after a Mass celebrated by Fr. McKeough, the students enjoyed a holiday.
JUNE 9: Final examinations were finished and classes dismissed for summer
JUNE 18: A Corpus Christi Procession was held on this day. The Very Rev.
lgnatius H. Smith, OP., PhD., of the Catholic University, preached the sermon.
Upwards of one thousand people took part in the procession which was held on the
school grounds. Pontfical Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament was celebrated
by the Most Rev. E. J. FitzMaurice at the altars erected on the campus.
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SEPTEMBER 18: School reopened today. The student body has increased to
50. The Rev. H. E. McDonnell and Mr. Jerome Connell were added to last year's
SEPTEMBER 20: Football candidates came out and practice got under way.
OCTOBER 5: This date is of great importance to the school, for on this day
it was announced that the school was officially recognized as a Preparatory School for
the Catholic University.
"It is a fine tribute to Archmere that it has been accorded oilicial recognition as a
Preparatory School for this University. The awarding of this new distinction to
Archmere is all 'the more creditable when the fact is considered that it has been estabf
lished less than two years. It speaks well for its high standard of education and
reflects favorably on the principal, The Rev. M. J. McKeough, and all the members of
his fzicultyfn'Editorial in the Wilmington Morning News.
NCVEMBER 28: Classes were dismissed for the Thanksgiving vacation.
DECEMBER 8: Celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Fr.
McKeough was celebrant at a Solemn High Mass at nine o'clock. The Football team
was honored at a banquet in the evening. The members of the team were presented
with school letters. The speakers were two of Notre Dame's famed Four Horsemen,
Harry Stuhdreher of Villanova, and Jim Crowley of Fordham, both head coaches in
football at their respective colleges. They gave interesting speeches and divulged
intimate details of famous football games and players. Jim Crowley stressed the imporf
tance of football in that it develops dependability and sportsmanship.
DECEMBER 19: Classes were dismissed for the Christmas vacation.
JANUARY 8: Classes were resumed.
JANUARY 10: Basketball candidates were being put through their paces.
FEBRUARY 17: Boxing matches were held in the patio. Three hundred spec'
tators witnessed exhibition bouts by a Catholic University team.
MARCH: Intrafmural activities were popular at this time.
MARCH 6: After a fairly successful season the basketball team entered the
Brown Prep Tournament. They returned with the Sportsmanship Trophy.
APRIL 13: Juniors sponsored a dance at the school. The baseball team started
its season with a bang by defeating Tower Hill.
MAY 26: Scholarship Examinations were again held in the patio. The winner
was Joseph J. McCormick, 101 South Fairview Avenue, Upper Darby. He is a graduf
ate of St. Lawrence Parochial School.
JUNE 6: The 800th Anniversary of the death of St. Norbert was celebrated with
elaborate ceremonies at Archmere. St. Norbert was the founder of the Premonstraf
tensian Order which conducts the school. Solemn Pontiiical Mass was celebrated by
His Excellency Edmund J. FitzMaurice, Bishop of Wilmington. The Very Rev. J.
Francis Tucker, O.S.F.S., pastor of St. Anthony's Church of Wilrnington, preached
JUNE 8: Final examinations were finished and classes dismissed for the summer
JUNE 11: The school year was brought to a close by a banquet and dance.
AUGUST 5: Mr. Williani Kline, Superintendent of Grounds, dies suddenly
at his home. Everyone who knew him is deeply shocked.
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SEPTEMBER IS: School opened today. The student body increased to a num'
ber of 80. A new addition to the Faculty was the Rev. Robert Sromovsky, O. Praem.,
who recently returned from Rome, where he took an advance course in Music. He
fills the place left vacant by the transfer of Rev. M. A. Steinmetz to the new South
Philadelphia Catholic High School. Fr. McDonnell became Director of Athletics and
Ivlr. Connell assumed the coaching duties in place of Mr. Oakes, who also went to the
Southeast Catholic High School.
SEPTEMBER 19: The newly organized cafeteria opened its doors at noon today.
SEPTEMBER 22: The Hrst ordination in the history of Archmere took place at
9 o'clock this morning in the school chapel, when Er. Basil Robert Reuss, O. Praem.,
was ordained by the Most Rev. Edmund J. FitzMaurice, Bishop of Wilinington.
SEPTEMBER 24: Today, under the supervision of Fr. McKeough, the Hrst class
in Economics was held. Steps were taken by Er. Sromovsky to organize the student
SEPTEMBER 29: A number of the students and faculty witnessed the football
game between Southeast Catholic and West Catholic in Philadelphia.
OCTOBER 1: Miss Catherine Pie began her duties as Librarian at Archmere.
OCTOBER 2: The first meeting of the Archmere Mothers' Guild was held.
Mrs. james H. Houser was elected President and Miss Ann D'Onofrio, Secretary and
OCTOBER 5: Archmere played the first scheduled football game with DuPont
High. Score OfO.
OCTOBER 6: Abbot Pennings arrived at Archmere for a short visit.
OCTOBER 10: Dr. Wm. P. O'Ready, the school physician, died this morning.
OCTOBER 11: Preparations were under way for the Golf Tournament.
OCTOBER 16: Second meeting of the year for the Mothers' Guild was held,
during which Mrs. Houser, the president, presided.
OCTOBER 19: Archmere gridsters met Springneld on the latter's Field for a
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the pingfpong room. School song was played for the first time in public by Fr.
Sromovsky, the composer.
OCTOBER 24: The marks for the last four weeks were published on the bullef
OCTOBER 26: The Annual Mothers' Guild Card Party was well attended.
Archmere defeated Tower Hill 15f2.
OCTOBER 31: A Hallowe'en party was given by the boarders.
NOVEMBER 1: Classes were suspended today, All Saints' Day.
NOVEMBER 2: The Archmere football team suffered its first defeat of the
year, by St. Robert's.
NOVEMBER 3 Playing for the Albert J. Teeter Golf Trophy continued today.
NOVEMBER 6 Election day-a holiday.
NOVEMBER 7 The contestants for the golf trophy were reduced to three.
NOVEMBER 8 The Archmere J. V.'s held an undefeated St. Robert's reserves
to a 7f7 tie.
NOVEMBER 9 A general convocation was held today and the Senior Class
rules were read by Fr. McKeough, who approved them.
NOVEMBER 10: Archmere defeated St. Andrew's by the score of 18-12.
NOVEMBER 11: A body of students met at the Kelly home and recited the
Rosary for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Peter Kelly, Robert Kelly's mother.
NOVEMBER 11f1'7: This period of time was set aside as "Book Week."
NOVEMBER 15: Two speakers addressed the students on the subject of
"Books": Mother M. Agatha from the Ursuline Academy in, Wilmington and the
Rev. Dr. Patrick A. Collis from Philadelphia.
NOVEMBER 16: The Hrst dance of this school year was given by the Seniors.
It proved to be the largest and most successful of any held at Archmere. Music was
furnished by the "Kentuckians." Bill Hanley made the Teeter Golf Trophy his per'
manent possession by defeating Phil Reed.
NOVEMBER 19: Quarterly examinations began today and will continue for
three days. The Salesianum football team started a secret practice on our main field in
preparation for their Thanksgiving Game with Wilmington High.
NOVEMBER 22: The Mothers' Guild served a turkey supper in the school
NOVEMBER 23: Our football team met and defeated New Castle High on
the latter's field.
NOVEMBER 30: The students enjoyed a free day as part of the Thanks'
DECEMBER 4: Basketball practice started under the guidance of Mr. Connell.
DECEMBER 8: A Solemn High Mass, in honor of the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin, the Patron Feast of the school, was celebrated in the school patio
by Rev. Father H. L. Traeger, O. Praem., the Principal of Southeast Catholic High in
Philadelphia, and the sermon was preached by Father Steinmetz, O. Praem., of the
same school. Students and members of the Mothers' Guild attended, the seniors being
attired in cap and gown for the occasion. The Mass was followed by Benediction and
Reception into the Third Order of St. Norbert. The same evening the football ban-
quet was held. The position of Toastmaster was admirably filled by Mr. Kerns. In a
brief address Mr. Connell thanked the members of the team for their cofoperation.
Fr. McDonnell's speech occupied the limelight of the evening. He said, "Mr. Connell
has been in no physical condition to carry out his duties as head coach, and yet he has
persisted in training the team daily and it was this spirit that made the season so
successful. We congratulate you, Mr. Connell, on turning out a team that recorded
only one defeat. This is indeed a record, when we consider this to be Mr. Connell's
first year in the position of Head Coach."
DECEMBER 13: A general convocation was held by Fr. McKeough during
which the pledge of the Legion of Decency was taken.
DECEMBER 17: A final practice of the Basketball team was held in preparaf
tion for the opening game with St. Joe's Prep.
DECEMBER 18: The team lost an overtime tilt to St. Joe's Prep. by the score
DECEMBER 20: A gala Christmas program was given under the direction of
DECEMBER 21: Classes ceased at 2 :30 and the Christmas Holidays began.
JANUARY 7: Classes were resumed. The Most Rev. Bishop John J. Mona'
ghan died in the St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington.
JANUARY 8: The basketball team defeated Rehobeth High.
JANUARY 9: A Requiem Mass was held in the school chapel for the repose
of the soul of the late Bishop John J. Monaghan.
JANUARY 18: St. Robert's defeated us in a hard fought thriller by the score
JANUARY 29: The third annual retreat began today. This year the confer'
ences were given by Rev. Patrick A. Collis, Ph.D., pastor of Our Lady of Mercy
FEBRUARY 2: The retreat ended today. Great spiritual benefit was derived
by all the students from the inspiring talks of Fr. Collis.
FEBRUARY 12: Stanley Osborne, worldfwide traveller and lecturer, gave an
illustrated lecture on Australia.
FEBRUARY 14: A card party was given for the benefit of the Athletic Assof
ciation by the Mothers' Guild.
FEBRUARY 15: Our basketball team defeated St. Robert's in a thrilling game.
FEBRUARY 19: Our seniors arranged to purchase white flannel blazers.
FEBRUARY 20: Archmere defeated Newman Prep. in a hard, fast game.
MARCH 6: Lenten Season began. Stations of the Cross were held today and
will be held every Wednesday throughout the season.
MARCH 7: Pictures of each class and of various organizations were taken by
the photographer, Mr. Lewis, of Chester.
MARCH 16: The Archmere basketball team lost in the finals of the Brown
Prep. Tournament to Triangle A. C. by a score of 34f24. ,
MARCH 17: The Catholic University Glee Club entertained at Archmere.
MARCH 18: Mr. Fleck became the proud father of a baby girl. The bowling
tournament ended today. The first prize went to Neal McLaughlin, the second to
Jack Feldman, and the third to Russell Wheeler.
APRIL 1: Baseball practice began today.
APRIL 5: The Senior Class went to the University of Delaware to do library
APRIL 11: Fr. Turner, C.S.S.R., famous retreat master, visited Archmere.
Scenes from the Passion Play were presented under the direction of Mr. F. X. Gallagher.
APRIL 17: Easter recess began at noon today.
TO THE ADVERTISERS
THE STAFF of the 1935 KEYSTONE feels
honored to he permitted to claim you as its
friends. Withrmut you it would have heen
impossible to achieve any measure of sucf
cess. It is our hope that anyone hrowsing
through these pages will not hesitate to join
that large group of discriminating huyers
which is your clientele.
AD I-I TISFRS
Sash 81 Door Co.
Madison Street at Front
Phone: No. 8301
Fred J. Heiken
1727 Providence Avenue
Allfl EAN WB'
B Je le,-5 Silversnmh, smio?q?l.E tb
Established 18 3 2
1218 Chestnut St.
Jlakers of the Archmere
Academy Class Rings
THE BROCHURE "GIFTS"
sent upon requestgillustrates 242 moderate'
priced Gifts, including Jewels, Watches, and
a comprehensive assortment of Silver, China,
Crystal, Leather Goods aind Novelties.
School Rings, Emblems, Charms and
Trophies of the Better Kind
G. E. REFRIGERATORS
815 Edgmont Ave.
Milk and Cream
1810 Lancaster Avenue
Dial P7224 l
B o 0 ks ll 0 p
Delaware Trust Building
All the New Books and the Best
of the OLD ONES
Gifts of Real Distinction
Sell Your B rr y d Ig r B11 Ph i
S GRA t 9895
ULD GOLD I
w MHfShHll,S Auto
6 North llth Street
Dependable Jewelers for
Nearly a Half Century
50th Street, Baltimore I
and Willows Avenues
PHILADELPHIA, PA. I
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CAPS and GOWNS
Wluen in need of that Costume for that party-Remember
Miller Costumier, lne,
236 South llth Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
For clean - authentic - well fitted costumes
All Costumes and Caps and Gowns Used at
"Archmere" Supplied by Miller Costumier
Bell Phone, PENnypacker 1892 Established 1892
Bell Phone: Baring 1090
William B. Morrell
4325 LANCASTER AVENUE
AWNINGS of Distinction
XVINDOW SHADES UPHoLsTER1No LINOLEUM
For Good Clothes
Nelson Trent, Inc.
37 S. 13th Street-4th Floor
N. E. Cor. 13th Ea' Chestnut Rit. 1147
J. Fred Hillmann
Boenning E99 Co.
Members Phila. Stock Exchange
1606 Waliiut Street
Telephone to Berdell Bros., New 'York
For 90 Years the
Standard of Excellence
ISN'T IT PRUDENT TO PAY JUST
A LITTLE MORE FOR THE BEST?
For Health and Enjoyment
MORONEY GOLDEN SHERRY
MORONEY HAUT SAUTERNE
MORONEY INVALID PORT
MORONEY DRY SAUTERNE
Listed at all Penna. State Stores. Served at all good
licensed Hotels, Restaurants and Clubs
AT NARBERTH, PA.
Githe11s,ReXsamer Millard F' Davis
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Wholesale Grocers Jewelers Sz versmzt s
HeadquartersvvQuality No. 10 Foods y g 4
i Vshlmxugtou, Del.
Importers of Coffee and Tea
Specializing in School jewelry
242244 North Delaware Ave. and Trophies
The Bee Hive Company
Cigars of Quality
Domestic and Imported
BOX TRADE A SPECIALTY
831 Market Street I
Steel Plates up to 1500 wide
Blue Annealed Sheets
F langed and Dished Heads
Manhole Covers, Saddles and Fittings
Bell Phone Keystone Phone
Granite 3197 West 1197
Paekards a Specialty
28 and 30 North 55th Street
Harry M. Weigle Walter A. Weigle
H. lVl. Pasehall
81 Sons, Inc.
Lumber, Mason 62 Builder's
Phone: Hollyoak Z--Dial 4988
Tower Brand Meats
U. S. Gov. Inspected
W i l ni i n gt on
Bell Phone: Keystone Phone:
Lombard 2517 Main 8757
215 SOUTH FIFTH STREET
Every Kind of Insurance Including Life
3-17 CONCORD AVE.-WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
Domestic Oil Burners
Commercial Oil Burners
Oil Fired Water Heaters
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Pho e 7597
We wish to th nk the students of A ch e Academy
for their ki patronage. We trust that u photog aphy
will h d g ftheir contin ed c ide ce and go d
will in the future.
Complete Auto Service
Tires . . Batteries
12th and Washington
"Where You Get an Even Brake"
M. J. Kelly Co.
M eats-Po ultry- Cheese
Reading Terminal Market
Candle Co., lne.
Main Office and Factory
Syracuse, N. Y.
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Los Angeles New Orleans
Frigidaire - Delco Oil Burners
the Best in Used Cars
221 West 10th Street
ssrh and Market Streets
Wilnmiiigtoli, Delaware I
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Optometrist C O M N Y
9 EAST EIGHTH STREET Hardwwe Since 1822
16,000 Items-12 Major Dep
Scientific Examinat lil
of Your Eyes
Fancy Frozen Desserts, Pastries, Wedding
Cakes, Fine Chocolates, Table
Luncheon Cafe Dinner
S41 Market Street
J. W. Stout
314 KING STREET
The Latest and Most Important Development
in AMATEUR and NONfTHEATRICAL
16mm--SoundfonfthefFilm-- l 6mm
Bell and Howell Co.
415 IVIARKET ST.
Sale Representative Delaware
Art Stone St
Interior Marble, Mosaics
2500 WEST FOURTH ST
Pennsylvania Bus Co.
Charter a Bus
For All Occasions
New, Moderii, Comfortable
Buses for Hire
Athletic Teams, Clubs,
Societies and Parties
'We take you There and
Bri-ng 'You Back"
NEW LOW RATES
Phone: Clicster 9137
Your Candy Frieucls
FRESH ROASTED DAILY AT
CHICAGO AND BROOKLYN
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Coffee Merchants for Over 50 Years
MILK AND CREAM
For Service-Dial 3f2174
WALNUT ST. PHILA
Michael A. Mealey 86 Son
WINGERT 86 RYAN
800 King Street
DR. J. WILLIAM RUTTER
HIGHLAND PARK, PA.
CAMP DE LA WARR
SUBURBAN CLEANERS 86 DYERS
Taggart St Lan e, Inc.
In All Its Branches
907 ORANGE ST. WILMINGTON, DEL.
Phones 8368 - 8369
Acldmg Machmes Compliments of
FIRST and SECOND
Q., S Y A , -l--i FORMS
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K Best Quality
Expert Repairing Service
Special Rental Rates to Students
SCTVICC Typewrlter JAMES J. DOHERTY
Sl31f2 Shipley SE. Phone 9088
9th AND KING STS.
Locke and Ideal
Power Lawn Mowers
M. E. Jones
2418 GRASSLYN AVENUE
UPPER DARBY, PA.
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Wm. F. Buckley
Tuned. Kepaired and Serviced
726 East Price Street
Pm d O Coin ln.
Parkas Gold Camel
A'Every Cup a Tveatn Compliments of
'F THIRD FORM
Coffees - Teas - Spices
Canned Foods - Flavoring Extracts
L. H. Parke Company
Compliments of Compliments of
FCURTH FORM FIFTH FORM
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